The Gideons and The Bible
The organization that has promoted Bible reading throughout the world is Gideons International. In 1985 , they produced this statement concerning the Word of God:
The Bible – it contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable( unchanging). Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword and the Christians charter. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is the grand subject, our good the design, and the glory of God the end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you life, will be opened at the judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who fool with its sacred contents.
10/14/2019 09:44:41 pm
I will never be ashamed to say this. I don't care if anyone thinks I am a fanatic. The God I know never fail to make it known that I am his own. He makes sure I get the best of things even those that I don't really deserve because there are times I am full of doubt or drawn to material necessities and connections. I know I don't need anything else in life but the air I breathe and every intake which is provided by nature. If I get upset about things I shouldn't be worried about then eventually I will learn that maybe for a moment I forgot or I am missing all the point.
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Daily devotional written by Pastor Lynn Sasser.